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076 - Would You Rather... Holiday Party Edition!

Would you rather... Have an open bar or avoid the party altogether? Invite spouses or make everyone suffer alone? Tyson and Alexa square off and go full 'this or that' style on the topic of the season: the infamous holiday party. Are you team FOMO or team JOMO? Listen in to decide.

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Alexa

Tyson.


Tyson

What is up?


Alexa

Tis the season. Tis the season. Dance is our second to last episode before we take a week off and fucking get rid of 20, 22.


Tyson

Can't wait.


Alexa

I am ready. I am ready for 2022 to be over for lots of reasons, truthfully.


Tyson

But yeah, this is because this is like a tough year for sure. It's a tough year. I think everyone's kind of feeling out a little bit.


Alexa

I feel like everyone was like, oh, 20. 20 was tough. Oh, 21 20. 21 was tough. And now everybody's like, no, 20. 22 has definitely been the worst.


Tyson

Wait, is this just going to happen every year now? Like, 20, 23 is going to be, like, complete shit.


Alexa

I fucking hope not. I don't think I'll make it.


Tyson

Yeah, but I think. I feel like I remember there was this, like, viral thing going around. I think it was either 20, 17 or 2019. And there was this viral thing that everyone was like, this was just like the most boring ass year of all time. Like, it was just like a generally like, shit feeling year. I want to say it must.


Alexa

Have been 2017.


Tyson

It might've been 2017. And just like everybody was talking about, it was like viral online Instagram. People were like, Oh, nothing happened this year anyways. And then, you know, a couple of years later problem.


Alexa

Yeah.


Tyson

Over all of our lives were just shaken up.


Alexa

And I feel like the novelty of COVID has worn off Like, we're, it's no longer a COVID year, but like it is officially post-COVID, quote unquote.


Tyson

Oh yeah.


Alexa

And so and so all the shit that you like thought was going to come back like officially isn't coming back and like all the shit that, like, is new that you weren't down with, like is officially real life now. And, like, so now you're just dealing with the fucking, like, new norm and not all of it's awesome, you know, and now it's just cold and dark all the time.


Alexa

So my soul is damp, my soul is down, but.


Tyson

Weather does not.


Alexa

Help. I'm back in New England and my soul is damp.


Tyson

You got to go back to Mexico.


Alexa

I'm on my way, but I'm on my way. I buy the next episode in 20, 23. The two episodes from now, I will be somewhere fucking warm because.


Tyson

Like, that's the thing.


Alexa

That's always cold.


Tyson

Like, as a Canadian, I don't have a lot of options. Like, it's cold in the east or cold in the west or somewhere in the middle. But like, do Americans have the luxury of literally being able to live in a tropical climate?


Alexa

We could be, yeah. We've got all the things.


Tyson

People choose to live in. I don't know. I don't want heat. I'm like, Cuba to my no, we don't, you know, Vermont, we can't get we can't get into the US. Like, if I could just like gallivant off to, like, Miami, like, you could I would probably do that now. I would not go to my can. It rains like crazy there.


Tyson

And I went I went to Miami one time and it rained the entire time, but well, you.


Alexa

Can't go and rainy season and.


Tyson

It rains like ten.


Alexa

Minutes from springs.


Tyson

Maybe somewhere in the desert.


Alexa

Yeah, man, we got all the climates, you know, all the climates. All the climates. Yeah, but I'm still going to fuck off to a beach somewhere because I'm over this shit already.


Tyson

Well, I don't blame you. I don't blame you. If I could, I would.


Alexa

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Alexa

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Alexa

Use the code people problems at people OP Society RT.com to get 20% off your membership today. Use the code people problems at people OP Society dot com to join our community all right, Tyson, we've got a fun episode today. We're going to kick it off with some pops in the news. But our episode topic for today is the holiday party because tis the season and I think these are back like I think holiday parties are back.


Alexa

Maybe not in full effect, but they're back. Yeah. And we're going to start with a of an interesting story which is about a French employee who has to fight for his right not to party, as you so aptly put. That was your joke. I stole it. So basically, this guy was like, I'm not going to participate in after work drinks and these like bullshit Team-Building activities.


Alexa

You guys, I just want to go home. And he was sued by because excuse me, he was fired for not attending these activities. And so he sued the employers obviously in France, so different different roles. But he basically was fired for, quote, professional incompetence, specifically for his refusal to adhere to the company's, quote, fun values. So according to the court, which is like France's high France's highest court, the Court of Cassation, and shout out to John Hyman for his wonderful LinkedIn right up about this.


Alexa

We miss you, John. He they basically ruled that it was an exercise of his fundamental freedom of expression. Which is their official term, that he's not required to go to these things and it is not a basis for termination. So this guy was like, I'm not going to your stupid fucking after work drinks and I don't want to participate.


Alexa

And they fired him. And France was like, yeah, you can't do that. He's allowed to like express his his fundamental freedom of expression, of not going we don't have that law here in the United States. So that's one thing that's important to know. We do not have that protection a quote unquote fundamental freedom of expression. Which is, you know.


Tyson

Why you can be fired for saying stupid shit on.


Alexa